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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 91 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 90 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
Brake Pedal Kicking Back
brake pedal kicks back.i have only just started driving the car again.it has been stood for about a month
2003 Focus, 130k Miles, Electrical Light Comes On Intermittently. Don't No...
2003 focus, 130k miles, electrical light comes on intermittently. Don't notice any change in the engine, seems normal. Goes off after turning off and on. Sometimes gauges will drop to nothing then ...
How To Repair A Blown Head Gasket On A 2003 Ford Focus?
I think I have a blown head gasket. but not for sure. I am loosing antifreeze from under the engine. is that a blown head gasket or a cracked head?
Need Help With Electrical Problem
I will try to make this as detailed as I can. I’m driving down the freeway at 40 mph in a bad snow storm. I turn on my lights and I loose my entire dashboard. Odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, ever...
03 Focus Stalls At Idle
i have a 2003 focus, 2.0, 5 speed. 150k miles. its fine when its cold but occasionally after the motor warms up it stalls for no reason. its fine again hours later. it happens more so in warmer weathe...